Grants Manager(Kosti) – NRC

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification12651
Job CategoryDonor relations
LocationKosti Country Office
Posting Date12/28/2023, 09:24 PM
Apply Before01/21/2024, 01:59 AM
Job ScheduleFull time

As the Grants Manager, you will contribute to achieving quality programming by ensuring effective grants management including, internal and donor compliance requirements, timely and quality proposal development as well as reporting, and leading on internal and external grants-related communications as delegated by the Head of Programme. S/he will also oversee the key mandatory activities under NRC’s Project Cycle Management (PCM), including leading the Partnership sub-department and NRC’s work with national and local implementing as well as strategic partners

Due Diligence Assessments and Agreements

  1. Lead on NRC Sudan’s due diligence assessment when and as required by an existing or new donor;
  2. Lead on organizational assessments of Partners as per NRC’s Grants Management procedures;

Grant Agreement

  1. Review donor contracts, flag any points that might challenge NRC’s procedures, and support contract negotiations;
  2. Work with the finance team to support/advise them in the development of internal budgeting tools and communication with field offices on allocated budget;

Donor Reporting and Monitoring

  1. With support from the Grants Coordinator, lead the coordination and finalization of donor reports ensuring consistency between narrative and financial reports and that they meet quality standards; 
  2. Highlight critical financial issues such as under/overspends to finance and Budget Holders, and follow up in writing when discussed verbally;

Donor Compliance

  1. Be familiar with all NRC organizational and donor portfolio compliance requirements and ensure high-quality management of grants through meeting KPIs and deadlines;
  2. Support and advise programme colleagues with queries related to donor compliance on grants within the portfolio

Partnership Management

  1. Support Area Offices and program staff in the identification of local and national NGOs and CSOs, lead on assessment and development of capacity building plans; 
  2. Implement the Country Office’s Local Partnership Strategy by the 2022-2025 Country Strategy, Specific Objective 4. Responsible for overseeing the support to field teams across all departments (including Area Office, Support, Programme Unit, etc.) in engaging with and applying NRC Sudan’s partnership strategy, SOP, RACI matrix, and tools throughout the project cycle, including supporting Area Offices to identify potential partners, conduct organizational capacity assessments, and review partner performance and provide technical support to NRC implementing teams on issues related with projects implemented by partners; 

General Administration

  1. Ensure all documentation required to be kept by donors is available within the Grants department by maintaining high standard information management/filing systems;
  2. Visit area and/or field offices to support capacity building of staff and partners and monitoring purposes.

Your value Add: We require that you bring

  • Senior years of experience in donor relations and grants management (e.g. with institutional humanitarian and development donors);
  • Proven skills and experience in report and proposal development and working with multiple donors;
  • Willingness to travel to area offices according to travel requirements.

Please read this job description for detailed information on the role

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Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC, we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

  • 12 months renewable fixed term contract subject to terms and conditions 
  • We aim to attract internationally experienced candidates with a starting monthly fee of NOK 57, 744 (paid in USD)
  • An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause; Learn more about NRC
  • A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields
  • Please note that this position is re-advertised. Hence, if you have applied before, no need to reapply.
  • Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

 Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.  

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The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve the international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas, or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety, and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.

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